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K-6
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Gilbert, AZ
Students enrolled: 722

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423 E. Settlers Point Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85296

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February 06, 2014
My children attended Settler's Point Elementary when Lana Moore was principal. I was very impressed with how she handles everyday situations at the school. When there was a problem at the school she thoroughly investigated the matter until it was resolved and the appropriate consequences were given. I feel she treats everyone fairly and with respect.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
The principal, Lana Moore, is refusing to stop bullying. A fifth grade boy is being physically assaulted every day by a fifth grade girl, a girl who is threatening other students. Principal Moore's only response has been to put the students in seperate classrooms, and threaten expulsion if they speak to each other, a threat she has not carried through on, as the girl is still verbally abusing the boy and other students. Why are the pillars of character and bully policy not being upheld, where is the DCO? What about the agreement all students sign at the beginning of the year? Where is the adult supervision at this school? Pairs of students wandering the playground in green t-shirts is obviously not enough playground supervision.

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2013
Our family is extremely happy with Settler's Point. All of the teachers that my kids have had have been wonderful and Mrs. Moore provides tremendous leadership. She is involved in every aspect of the school. The PTSO and Dad's Club are extremely active and welcoming and raise a lot of extra funds for the school. The staff are always friendly and helpful. I feel that my children are getting a solid education from teachers and staff who really care about them.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2013
Our kids are in 4th grade and 1st grade at Settler's Point. They have had a wonderful transition from a previous Charter School that was not helping our oldest enough with his IEP. Our son is now flourishing in his 4th grade class and has a lot of support with a resource teacher and his main teacher Mr. Nash, who is awesome. More monitoring needs to be done on kids behavior on the bus, but overall it has been a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2011
My daughter had a great 1st grade class and loves school. Settler's Point is a great school.I am very pleased with all the staff and teachers there. So I will also send my twins to kindergarten there.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
Can anyone give me information or feedback regarding the autism class? I am a parent that just moved from the Tempe School District and has a 7 year old that will need to attend this class, I want make sure I am making the best choice for her.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2011
My daughter is in Kindergarten at Settler's Point this year. I really agonized over where to send her to school (charter, private, public) and I am so happy that I chose our neighborhood school for her. Mrs. Moore (principal) is very involved and is always available. We have loved all of the events that are planned for families such as science night, family reading night, movie and restaurant nights. It makes us feel like we are part of a school community. My daughter's teacher (Mrs. Ence) has been great. She has learned so much since August! We are really pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
We have been with Settlers Point since the 2nd grade and my son has really flourished here. He is 6th grade now and has become so passionate about science, reading and math. We just returned from science camp, which was a fantastic way to end our time at this great school. The principal and teachers are very enthusiastic and really care for these kids. Mrs. Usrey (6th grade) and Mrs. Caperton (ALP - Math/Language) have been awesome. I can't say enough good things. But Thank you!

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April 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2010
I have been part of this school for a long time... my kids have both attended since Kindergarten, one is still in the school and one is now in Junior High. I love Settlers (despite the parent pick-up/drop off disaster... but as long as non-kindergarten parents show up and block the pick up line at 2:30 so the kindergarten parents can't get in and out, it will continue to be a mess). Love, love, love 99% of the teachers. They are truly exceptional. My kids are very different and have very different needs... Settlers takes that into account when matching students to teachers each year so the students' needs can be best met. In eight years I've only seen one truly bad teacher there, and she's gone now. I've heard Gilbert is the best school district in Arizona, I think that makes Settlers the best of the best. And I'm picky!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2009
I also left Higley District and brought my 3 children to Settler's Point. For the first time in 4 years my oldest daughter said she loves school. Settler's Point has a great staff that truly cares about their students. The support staff is great and great with the kids. I absolutly love how the parents get involved. There is not only an active and supportive PTSO but their is also a Dads club that is wonderful. There are great activities and fundraisers that support the school. Overall my children and I are happy with the school and couldn't ask for anything better.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
We left Higley district to attend Settler's Point and so far I am pleased with the school. It is safe, organized and run with a great deal more experience and professionalism than we ever witnessed in the other district. Staff is helpful, knowledgeable and available- teachers are experienced, committed and stable. The principal is always around, working hard and is very kind and seems to really know her stuff. Pick-up/Drop-off is a mess, but it's clear they have done all they can do with that and it just is what it is. Walking or busing is probably best. All in all, I'm very happy with the education and attention my kids are receiving here.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
I couldn't disagree more about leadership issues or parent involvement. In the years our current Principal has been there, the school has done very well!!! All of our test scores are higher, and none of our children, or their families complain about anything at the school. As a Dads' Club member for 6 years I can tell you that every year, we beg for members to join. If your definition of encouragement to be involved means to come to your home, pick you up and then lavish you praise for helping, then no you would not be encouraged to be involved. It is all in how you see it.

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August 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 18, 2008
The principal has some major issues w/ leadership. The safety issue at parent pick-up is crazy! Parents are NOT encouraged to be involved.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2007
This school has some leadership issues.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2007
The school is great! Our two girls (3rd and 4th grade)love the faculty, and we appreciate the effort we see to challenge the students abilities. While it is true, there are many families that do not spend much time on learning at home, we see our kids test scores consistently above the district and national averages. This couldn't be done without great educators and good leadership. Our kids take the bus most of the time, so the drop-off/pick-up issue isn't that much of a challenge for us. From what I have seen though, if people would just be as polite as their kids, it would be much easier. There are a lot of great activities put on by the Dads' Club. Movie Nights, Cosmic Bowling, etc... Overall it is a great place for your children to be learning. Make it better by participating and being active in their school.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
The school is academically outstanding, teacher and regular staff are wonderful...the pick up/drop off and parking needs to be addressed though before a child is injured it is just a mess out there.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2007
We have been overall pleased with my son's experience at Settler's Point. The upper grade resource teacher is excellent. She goes out of her way to help students. The principal has addressed our concern also. Some teachers will not respond to parent emails and phone calls. The office staff seems generally competent and caring.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2007
I have really enjoyed Settlers Point so far. My child began in Jan 06 for the second half of 2nd grade. Our teacher was not great, (she's gone now) but overall I liked the school. Academics are tougher and broader in Gilbert then our previous state. I love the Chess club. My child enjoyed the summer VIK program and VIK after school is convenient. For 3rd grade, our teacher this year is new but fantastic! The Music program was really cute! I love that I can email her for issues/concerns and get bi-weekly progress on every grade my child receives. I love the interaction and really feel they deserve the Excelling Rating they have worked hard to achieve. Overall it's been a very good experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2006
I really like this school...Most of the teachers are excellent - teach to different levels of the children (advanced learning and reading programs, etc). Not crazy about the principal - but she does listen to parent concerns. My kids have gone thru k - 3rd grade so far and they both love it. Very safe environment and lots of extra activities (i.e. Science club, choir, etc). The before-and-after school program is not the best format (basically an open gym forum) - but it is available if needed.

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November 02, 2005
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August 27, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 14, 2005
Our kindergarten experience at Settlers Point was very positive. We were very pleased with the quality of the teacher. She did an excellent job preparing our son for first grade. There was an excellent mix of academic and field trip experiences.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
My daughter really enjoyed attending kindergarden at this school. The staff was really friendly. The student drop off/pick up situation is difficult but I have seen worse. The front office staff has always been very friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2005
I was really impressed with the front office staff who really actually would check to make sure you were actually a parent picking up your child before the child was released. My child's first grade teacher was inexperienced, but she tried to make learning fun for the kids. I was impressed that Art was actually emphasized instead of forgotten. My child complained about not enough computers or P.E.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
Settler's Point is a great school. They are very responsive and caring about all of the students. The staff makes it a point to kow each and every child. There is a lot of parental involvement, and many activities throughout the year. The school has a Chess Club, Dad's Club, Math Facts Club, Reading Club, Recycling Club, and other activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
My daughter just started going to Settler's Point and has had a wonderful first year here. I was suprised at the extent of the parent involvement and I look forward to enrolling her in this school next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2005
Great parent interaction, even an active Dad's club. Staff is very attentive to parent input. I love this school. One teacher I have reservations about- told that they are 'working with her to resolve any problems'. Love the rest of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2004
There are definitely excellent teachers to be found within this school. However, beware of the ones that are not excellent. I have found that even some of the most highly recommended teachers have a serious lack of professionalism, with which have not been dealt with appropriately.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
I found the students and children pleasant, but found the front office staff very rude. The principal didn't seem to want to deal with some of the difficult issues faces schools. The pick up procedures were hard to understand and no one followed them. When I didn't follow them like everyone else I was verbally yelled at. The school taught to the middle and lower students so if your child was above average they got bored. I wasn't told about the ALP program by the teacher until the testing was over, this might have helped my child not be bored. I asked several people about getting involved in the PTN program and no one not even the president seemed to want my help or involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
School as a whole is reasonably well-organized and staff is responsive & nice. Teachers in Grades K and 1 have been excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2003
The school provides an ideal learning environment. From the top down it is outstanding. The principle is heavily involved in all the activies at the school and know most of the children by name. Quite a task for a school with almost 1000 students. I have had 3 children attending and all have had wonderful teachers. The programs and extracurricular activities are well organized, challenging and fun for the kids. The school has a very active PTSO and Dads Club that sponsor a number of fun family activities each year. Overall, we could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
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Settlers Point Elementary School
423 E. Settlers Point Drive, Gilbert, AZ  85296
(480) 507-1481
Last modified Settlers Point Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Settlers Point Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top